Science & Technology

Everyone has heard of the Rosetta Stone. Not so familiar, but equally compelling, is a purely Greek artefact of the same period found in a first-...

The idea that the ancients believed in Antipodean lands to balance  the globe is a modern invention – and wrong. 

Thomas Telford (1757-1834) was a prolific transport architect, who split Britain in half when he surveyed, designed and helped manage the building...

The 19th and 20th centuries saw a revolution in Chinese forensic science, when traditional techniques were replaced by new methods from the West. Today, the world confronts another moment of transformation in forensic science.
 

For most of history, different peoples, cultures and religious groups have lived according to their own calendars. Then, in the 11th century, a Persian scholar attempted to create a single, universal timeline for all humanity. 

The Netherlands of the 17th century was in every aspect a most remarkable country: having successfully shaken off Spanish rule in the name of...

Richard W. Bulliet brings a fresh view to a story that interests many: the invention of the wheel, providing new and interesting details about...

The news pioneer was born on July 21st, 1816.

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was published on May 11th, 1916.

A creature, part human, part machine, was born of a desire to end the tragedy and waste of the Great War, explains Kate Macdonald.